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    Strawberry Festival, with strawberry desserts and picnic foods. Forty Fort United Methodist Church, 26 Yeager Ave. 4:30 to 7 p.m. June 9. $4. 570-287-3840.

    Greenhouse Project Film Series, a screening of “GMP OMG” (2013) about the wide-scale use of genetically engineered food and a father’s discovery of its effect on his three children. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6:30 p.m. June 9. $5. 570-941-6206.

    Phantasma, images of distorted reality by photographers Michael Angelo Demonico of Hazleton, Fawn Marie Tomlinson of Bloomsburg and Lynn Marie Viercinski of Dallas. Through Aug. 11 with an artists discussion 6 to 8 p.m. June 20. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

    Nanette Vacher: Coming Home, recent paintings including “Closure,” the image of a Vietnam veteran’s experience visiting The Wall. The Upstairs Gallery, 3 W. Union St., Shickshinny. Through June 26 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays but call to confirm. 570-542-4075.

    The Boys Are Back in Town, watercolors and oils by Tim Weaver and mixed media, watercolors and pottery by John Clark. Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Through June 26 with hours 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 570-288-8386.

    Sudden Intuition: Paintings by Sharon Cosgrove, 50 paintings that depict figurative, still life and nature compositions. Also: “Roz Weinberger Ceramics: For the Love of Horses.” Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through June 30 with hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-674-6250.

    Student Exhibit, including drawings, paintings, animations, photographs, computer graphics, original music and portfolios by communication-arts students. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through July 2 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.

    World War II: Luzerne County Answers the Call, photographs, memorabilia, uniforms and more tracing the role played by local resident in World War II, both on the homefront and the war front. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Aug. 29 with hours noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. $4, $2 children. 570-822-1727.


    Wild Beauty: The Artful Nature of Shenandoah National Park, a selection of photos by Wilkes-Barre native Sandy Long from her time spent in the national park. Opens June 12 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. at the Looking Glass Art Gallery, Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. Continues through June 27 with hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-647-6407.

    Tommy, the Who’s popular rock opera about the deaf, dumb and blind Pinball Wizard. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. June 12 to 24 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $32 with dinner; $16 show only. 570-454-5451.

    American Idiot, the Broadway musical about teen rage, love and loss set to the music of punk-rockers Green Day. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 411 Main St., Duryea. 8 p.m. June 19, 20 and 26; 2 p.m. June 21; 2 and 7 p.m. June 28. $12. Contains strong language and adult content. 570-457-3589.

    Third Friday Art Walk, with exhibits at 10 locations throughout downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18.


    Call for Art, for the Northeastern Biennial Twenty Fifteen held at four Lackawanna County galleries. Accepting works in the categories of painting, photography, mixed media and three-dimensional work with cash prizes awarded. Artists must live and work within a 100-mile radius of Scranton. Download forms from marywood.edu/galleries or call 570-348-6211. Deadline for submission: June 14.

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